The tragic tale of Maggie Tulliver, the miller's daughter, who defies her embittered brother in standing by the man she loves - shocking the stifling society in which she lives - in an attempt to pursue her blighted dreams.
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Set in 19th century Lincolnshire, the story centers on Maggie Tulliver (Georgia Slowe). Headstrong and undisciplined, she loves her brother Tom (Jonathan Scott-Taylor), but he has his doubts about her. Frankly, he finds his sister exasperating. An uptight, ambitious young man, Tom can't understand why she won't act like a proper young lady. While he's off at boarding school, for instance, she forgets to feed his rabbits and they die. Well-mannered cousin Lucy Deane (Moira Durbridge) is a mutual friend and peacemaker between the two. Over the years, Phillip Wakem (Anton Lesser), another neighbor, will also enter their orbit. Alas, Mr. Tulliver (Ray Smith) and Lawyer Wakem (Philip Locke) are sworn enemies. More studious than her brother (now played by Christopher Blake), teenaged Maggie (Pippa Guard) is drawn to the bright, if hunchbacked Phillip, but her ardor doesn't run as deep as his. Either way, Tom doesn't approve - nor, as it turns out, does Mr. Wakem. Further, as the fortunes of...Written by
Kathleen C. Fennessy
The film crew for the BBC production of "The Mill on the Floss", 1978 was-
Director of Photography, Fred Hamilton. Sound Recordist, Les Collins. Camera operator, Roger Twyman. First Assistant Focus. Graham Banks. Camera Grip. Stan Swetman.
Location for the filming directed by Ron Wilson was the mill at Woolerton, near Wellsborne, Warwickshire. ( Five miles east of Stratford-upon Avon ). Everyone on the crew couldn't help but fall in love with the beautiful and charming young 12 years old Gorgia Slowe, who played Maggie Tulliver in the early episodes.
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